Friday, September 23, 2011

wild sunflower collage painting

Well, if I was to charge minimum wage for the hours I put into this one....
Finally the 'difficult' painting is done. I must say I learned a lot doing this one, and crazy person that I am I'm in the planning process for another one 'the same only different' as Mom would have said.

I learned that contrary to popular belief, terra skin can rip, that too big an area looks dead, no matter how much texture and how many colour layers there are on it. And that the magic of close complementaries is still magic not matter what, or how you use them 'course that one's a no-brainer :)
The reference photo for this was taken in my garden last summer. My beloved grand-dog has unfortunately trampled this heliannthus as it is (not was, hoping it will come back) in the corner closest to our neighbour who has a lady Lab, that he's quite enamoured with. I love the big galut, and so do most of my students. Good thing, since he's come to live with us, my poor garden will never be the same.

Here's a great quote from Carolyn Henderson who writes for Fine Art Views:

"All of us who are artists and writers know that we are like ostriches in a flock of flamingos..."

Or maybe the muggles are the ostriches with their heads in the sand relying on us to show them the beauty of the world...sorry if I offend 'regular folk', it's not easy being the odd one, ya know.

I hope to see you all at the Portside opening tonight 7-9 Portside Gallery Port Stanley

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